Thaipusam - 10km walk of gratitude

IPOH: Brothers B. Vetheswaran and B. Vethenthiran were miraculously unhurt after being hit by cars in two separate incidents two years ago.

The boys believe that Lord Subramaniam saved them from being seriously injured.

Pilgrims’ progress: (From left) Brothers Vethenthiran, Vetheswaran and Vethanaganajan taking part in the Thaipusam celebrations at the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Ipoh.

As a sign of their gratitude, Vetheswaran, nine, and Vethenthiran, eight, decided to take part in the Thaipusam procession here yesterday to thank Lord Subramaniam.

They walked barefoot from their home in Ulu Kinta to the Sri Subramaniar Temple, about 10km away in Gunung Cheroh here. The duo were joined by their seven-year-old brother Vethanaganajan.

Their father S. Bala, 37, said: “In both incidents, the boys were flung several metres after being hit but they were unscathed.

“They both told me that Lord Subramaniam had saved them.”

Bala said a medical check-up confirmed that Vetheswaran and Vethenthiran had not suffered any injuries.

In JOHOR BARU, one of the largest kavadi at the Munishwarar Temple in Tampoi was carried by police detective R. Nadarajah, 46, who had taken a vow to carry a large kavadi to pray for his mother’s good health.

“I have been carrying the kavadi at this temple for the last 15 years. I started as a sign of gratitude, when my mother recovered from an illness after I prayed for her at this temple,” he added.

Although Nadarajah has since been transferred to Kuantan, he said he has made it a point to make the journey back to the temple to fulfil his vow every year.

“As long as I am able to carry the kavadi, I will come back here for Thaipusam no matter where I am,” he said

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